SOUTH UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – State police have arrested a suspect who held up a convenience store in Fayette County.
State police say the Circle K on Hopwood Fairchance Road in South Union Township was robbed around 5:16 a.m.READ MORE: Pa. Supreme Court Rules 'Comfort Dogs' May Be Allowed To Help Witnesses Testify At Trial
State Police Uniontown is seeking help from the public identifying this suspect and vehicle involved in robbery. Any information please contact State Police Uniontown 724-439-7111. Please refer to the attached memo pic.twitter.com/bAhr8F2u23
— Troopers Bondarenka, Broadwater & Allison (@PSPTroopBPIO) January 15, 2020
They say it appears a vehicle dropped the suspect off. Once inside the convenience store, the suspect allegedly whipped out a firearm and “racked a round” to show the clerk the firearm was real.READ MORE: Male Victim In Critical Condition After Rescue Along Monongahela River Near 10th Street Bridge
The clerk handed over $280, police say, and the suspect took off on foot.
Officials identified the suspect as Jackie Lee Murphy.
Murphy ran towards Reservoir Road, where police believe the same vehicle that dropped the suspect off was there to serve as a getaway car.MORE NEWS: Wolf Administration Warns 99% Of All Wildfires Caused By People As Wildfire Season Begins In Pennsylvania
At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a camouflage hoodie with the hood pulled up.